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Skills Anticipation and Matching: How much do you know?

Use the e-toolkit to build your knowledge and resources

The ETF’s digital toolkit offers a virtual course on skills anticipation and matching tools. The toolkit is based on the ETF-CEDEFOP-ILO methodology laid out in six methodological guides on developing tools for skills anticipation and matching and supporting their implementation.

Who can benefit?

The e-toolkit is designed to benefit policy makers, practitioners and social partners working to spot trends and drivers for current and future skills requirements, which lie at the heart of a successful strategy to make education and training responsive to labour market needs. Young people and job seekers can also benefit from the course through increasing their knowledge on education and training and employment policies. 

Why an e-toolkit?

The e-toolkit was developed to reach a wider audience following the success of the training in a classroom format.

Where can I find the e-Toolkit?

The course is available in the ETF Open Space. Users can self-train and learn at their own pace through a series of interactive modules to acquire an initial definition and concept of skills matching right through to understanding the phenomenon’s many elements and overall complexity.

Why is it needed?

Policy makers, practitioners and social partners recognise skills mismatch as a major challenge. Skills mismatch negatively affects labour market outcomes, workers’ productivity, economic growth contributing to unemployment, and unfulfilled job vacancies. Low-quality education, demographic change, rapid technological development, new sources of job creation and new forms of work organisation. The various forms of skills mismatch are very different in terms of how they manifest themselves, how they are measured, what causes them and their consequences, and the policy approaches required to respond to these challenges.